Issues & Advocacy

Cross and Dome webIn addition to ministering to the immediate needs and hurts of people, God also calls us to engage those structures and systems which create or foster brokenness and injustice. Central responds by seeking to speak out boldly, faithfully, prophetically and effectively on issues in our church, and in our society. We are guided by our understanding that “successful” advocacy is faithful advocacy, in which we listen carefully for the voice of God, and earnestly seek to discern God’s will as to where and when we should be advocating in church and civic arenas. The Issues and Advocacy Committee is the vehicle through which Central identifies priority areas for advocacy and responds through education and action in our church, our denomination, and city, state, and national government.

 

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November 14, 2014, is the beginning of a two-day program to explore ending gun violence in Georgia. The event kicks off on Friday, November 14, at 6:00pm with a Shabbat Service at The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, led by Rabbi Peter Berg.  The service will be followed by a presentation and Q&A with the Rev. Dr. Jim Atwood and John Horowitz, JD. 

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Saturday, November 15, the event continues at Central Presbyterian Church.  The event begins at 8:30 a.m..  A variety of workshops will be held throughout the day along with resource tables by Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence and others.  There will also be remembrance t-shirt making for those who would like to make a shirt with the information of victims who have died by gun violence in Georgia during the past year.  The shirts will be displayed on the fence around Central.  Workshop leaders will be available to answer any questions.

The cost of this two-day event is $20.00 per person which includes dessert and coffee at The Temple; coffee, snacks, lunch (veggie/non-veggie) and parking at Central.  Please register and pay online byclicking here

For additional information, contact Maureen Thompson Hunt by phone 404-601-3124 or email.